Building a Better Tomorrow: The Schools of the Toronto Board of Education 1960-1965. Faced with the growing hordes of the baby boom children, the Toronto Board of Education undertook a massive construction program during the 1950's and early 1960's. Board architects Frderick Etherington and Peter Pennington, drawing upon modernist design principles, created fresh, lively and inventive school buildings for the postwar generation. Today many of these now-historic schools are in need of renewal and at risk for redevelopment. How can they be preserved?
Robert Moffatt is the author of Toronto Modern, a primary online resource for Toronto's heritage Modernist architecture and design firms and has worked with the ACO (Architecture Conservancy Ontario) and other heritage organizations in Toronto and Vancouver.